The Task Force is now co-chaired by Renate Sutherland (Executive Director, Society of Organized Services) and Sharon Welch (Executive Director, Forward House Community Society). The task force steering committee meets monthly and a newsletter is produced for the task force regularly.
Services for the homeless in our region are provided by such organizations and service providers as Manna Homeless Society, Society of Organized Services, the Salvation Army, Canadian Mental Health Association and our local churches. Manna Homeless Society offers emergency assistance to homeless in the Oceanside region. If you would like to help, a list of needed supplies is provided here.
In August of 2013, the task force secured funding to hire a coordinator to do a needs assessment on homelessness for the community. The resulting document which addresses the existing services in the community, the gaps in service, and possible solutions from other communities is available below.